HCSSA Licensing Rules - Texas - Part 2

HCSSA Licensing Rules - Texas - Part 2 

Directed towards Home and Community Support Services Agencies, or HCSSAs, administrators, this course provides the minimum licensing standards or rules for HCSSA required by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. This course covers Subchapter C. Subchapters A, B, D, E, F, and G are covered in Part 1 of this course.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health, Licensed and Certified Home Health, Personal Assistance Services, Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-HLRTXP2
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Summarize procedures for the notification of changes related to agency status, location, or service categories.
Describe the policies and procedures for qualifications for key organization personnel and responsibilities and other administrative organizational functions.
Describe client care policies and procedures agencies are responsible for maintaining.


Section 1: Introduction

A.    About This Course

B.    Learning Objectives

Section 2: Subchapter C, Divisions 1 & 2

A.    General Provisions

B.    Conditions of License

C.    Operating Hours & Contact Information

D.    Display of License

E.    Agency Relocation

F.    Name & Certification Changes

G.    Closure Procedures and Voluntary Suspension of Operations

H.    Organizational Changes

I.    Adding or Deleting a License Category

J.    Service Areas

K.    Review

L.    Summary

Section 3: Subchapter C, Division 3

A.    Management

B.    Organizational Structure

C.    Administrative & Supervisory Responsibilities

D.    Administrator & Supervising Nurse Qualifications

E.    Staffing Policies

F.    Personnel Records

G.    Verification and Employability of Unlicensed Persons

H.    Volunteers

I.    Self-Reported Incidents of Abuse, Neglect, & Exploitation

J.    Agency Investigations

K.    Peer Review

L.    Financial Solvency and Business Records

M.    Drug Testing Policy

N.    Billing and Insurance Claims

O.    Prohibition of Patient Solicitation

P.    Emergency Preparedness, Planning, and Implementation

Q.    Medicare Certification

R.    Initial Educational Training in Administration

S.    Continuing Education in Administration

T.    Review

U.    Summary

Section 4: Subchapter C, Division 4 & 5

A.    Client Care Policies

B.    Client Conduct, Responsibility, and Rights

C.    Advance Directives

D.    Laboratory Services & Infection Control

E.    Disposal of Special or Medical Waste

F.    Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement

G.    Coordination of Services

H.    Independent Contractors and Arranged Services

I.    Backup Services, After Hours Care, & Agency Dissolution

J.    Agency and Client Agreement

K.    Client List, Time Frames for Services, & Transfer or Discharge Notification

L.    Physician-Delegated Tasks & Physician Orders

M.    Nursing Delegation and Licensure

N.    Medication Administration

O.    Client Records & Pronouncement of Death

P.    Sterile Water, Saline, Vaccines, Tuberculin, and Dangerous Drugs

Q.    Standards for Branch Offices

R.    Standards for Alternate Delivery Sites

S.    Review

T.    Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

A.    Summary

B.    Course Contributor

C.    Resources

D.    References

E.    Congratulations!

Expert Reviewer: Halbert Brown, Jr, MBA

Mr. Halbert Brown, Jr. is the founder and administrator of Universal Nursing Services of Texas (UNST). He has is an Associate Professor at the University of Phoenix, where he facilitates healthcare and business management classes. Mr. Brown has an unquenchable thirst for entrepreneurship, and he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor teaching Master's Degree courses in Entrepreneurship, Business Management, and Strategic Marketing at Webster University. An advocate for public speaking, he is charter member and Immediate Past President in Rising Toastmasters Club, and he teaches Business Communication and Principles of Marketing courses at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Halbert is the Past Division Director for District 55, where he supervised 5 areas for Toastmasters International.  

Mr. Brown has completed the course work and working on his Doctoral Study to earn a Doctorate in Business Administration (Health Care Management) at Walden University. Also, he earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration (Aviation) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). As he prepared for his position as administrator, he completed the Home Health Administrator Course with the Texas 'Association for Home Care and earned a Certification in Leadership and Management in Healthcare/Health Services Program in the MBA program at Park University. 

An active member of his community, Mr. Brown is the President, Board of Directors for Olympia Oaks Home Owners Association, and Past President and Counselor for San Antonio SCORE #164, Counselors to America's Small Business. His education and experience allow him to exercise his passion for learning and teaching other business entrepreneurs about the importance of education, financial planning and leadership.

Disclosure: Halbert Brown, Jr, MBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; in the following settings: Home Health.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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